Solas davit to manage rescue boats


Liferaft Lifeboat and Rescue Boat Davits

Solas model


Liferaft, Lifeboat, and Rescue Boat Davits need, during the design, of conservative parameters compared with the standard cranes and davits, to satisfy the Solas requirements and the rules for the certification like Lloyd.

The Davits in carbon fiber are ideal for clients that need of a product very light as, example, an installation on military fast boat.

It is what we show in this page.

It is a project of a rescue boat slewing davit for the Coast Guard of a foreign client.

the result is a product extremely lighter compared with similar products.

For standard cranes/ davits, please see the menu on the left.

Rescue boat davit with a reach of 3500 mm and a SWL of 1200 Kg
SOLAS 3500
REACH = 3500 MM
SWL = 1200 Kg
WEIGHT = 530 Kg

Basic technical specification and properties:

  • The frame of the davits are built in carbon fiber to have the max lightness;
      Designing of lifeboat and liferaft cranes also for militar use
      Fig 1 -Solas Crane Project
  • SWL ( Safe Working Load) Max 1,200 Kg
  • Again for reason of weight, slewing, hoisting are in aluminium and electrically operated with gravity lowering.
  • All electric motors are of class B insulation and are of a marine type. IP 56 rating.
  • Hoist speed @ 18 M/Min
  • Lowering speed: 40 to 60 M/Min by gravity
  • Slewing speed 0 to0.25 R/Min
  • List / Trim condition: List 20° / Trim 10°
  • Slewing Angle (Horizontal): 330°
  • Adjustable limiting slewing switches is provided
  • Static & running load test for LRS/ABS approval
  • SOLAS / LRS approval certificate


  • Slewing Davit for liferaft
    Fig 2 -Foldable slewing crane (manual or electric)


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